In a shocking trade pulled off this afternoon, the Philadelphia Eagles sent a fourth-round pick to the Chicago Bears in exchange for highly-sought after defensive end Robert Quinn.
While the impact Quinn will bring to an already loaded Eagles' defense will surely be discussed over the coming days, one Chicago player is having a tough time coming to terms with Quinn being traded.
In his session with the media this afternoon, Bears' star linebacker Roquan Smith broke down when talking about the impact Quinn had on the Chicago locker room.
"Bears star LB Roquan Smith got emotional when he was told that Robert Quinn was traded," CBS Sports tweeted Wednesday afternoon.
The video shows Smith, who appeared to start the press conference in a positive mood, struggling to put into words how much Quinn meant to the Chicago Bears organization.
Quinn, who spent the past two seasons with the Bears, was a Pro Bowl selection in 2021, tallying 18.5 sacks and four forced fumbles.
Roquan Smith himself has been involved in trade talks, too, so if the Bears continue to make transactions ahead of the deadline, Smith could be on the move as well.
The Bears, now without arguably their best pass-rusher, will travel to Dallas in Week 8 to square off with the Cowboys.